Edinburgh

The capital of Scotland makes an unforgettable impression with it historic, hilly landscape atop a series of extinct volcanos.

Edinburgh, Scotland

EDINBURGH - AT A GLANCE

  • A sense of history is all around you here - Edinburgh won’t disappoint if you’re looking for a flavour of old Scotland.
     
  • Get lost in the cobbled alleyways of the Old Town topped by the sturdy Edinburgh Castle, admire the Georgian splendour of the New Town and climb Calton Hill for outstanding views across the city and the sea beyond.
     
  • Edinburgh is home to more Michelin starred restaurants than any other part of the UK outside London, so if you’re in the mood for an award-winning dinner, you’re in luck. Try Castle Terrace or The Kitchin for first-class modern food using the finest Scottish ingredients.
     
  • And don’t forget to sample a warming dram or two of the national drink on a Scotch Whisky tour.
     
  • Edinburgh is well linked to the rest of the country by road and rail. The quickest option from London is to fly, which takes 1 hour 10 minutes.

Explore Edinburgh

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Eden Project ice rink
Winter ice rinks in Britain's most unexpected places

Get that Christmas feeling with Britain's favourite festive experiences

Get that Christmas feeling with Britain's favourite festive experiences

Where to score the tastiest smoked salmon in Edinburgh

Where to score the tastiest smoked salmon in Edinburgh

Top 5 places to enjoy craft beer in Britain

Top 5 places to enjoy craft beer in Britain

Pride events across the UK 2017

Pride festival Edinburgh
Pride events across the UK 2017

Explore magical things to do in Britain with our map!

Explore magical things to do in Britain with our map!
Explore magical things to do in Britain with our map!

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City Sightseeing - Edinburgh Bus Tour

City Sightseeing - Edinburgh Bus Tour
From $21.50
City Sightseeing - Edinburgh Bus Tour

BritRail Central Scotland Pass

BritRail Central Scotland Pass
From $62.00
BritRail Central Scotland Pass

Royal Edinburgh Ticket

Royal Edinburgh Ticket
From $75.00
Royal Edinburgh Ticket

Edinburgh Airport to City Centre Bus Transfer (Airlink)

Edinburgh Airport to City Centre Bus Transfer (Airlink)
From $11.50
Edinburgh Airport to City Centre Bus Transfer (Airlink)

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon
From $17.00
Edinburgh Dungeon

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